The 13 Best Movies From This Year’s Sundance Film Festival

Written and directed by first-time director Max Walker-Silverman, A love song stars Dale Dickey and Wes Studi, two unforgettable screen veterans, as old flames, now widowed, reunited at a backcountry campsite. A tender and moving love story, it’s ultimately a lyrical and thoughtful tribute to the finer things in life: cheap beer, fresh crawfish, quiet company, and the sweet melodies of birds and broken radios. –Lisa Wong Macabasco

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Am I okay?

Dakota Johnson and Sonoya Mizuno in Am I okay?Photo: Courtesy of Sundance Institute/James Clark

With Am I okay?, Tig Notaro, his wife, Stephanie Allynne, and writer Lauren Pomerantz have crafted a winning rom-com about female friendship and a belated sexual awakening. Dakota Johnson plays the reluctant Lucy, an aspiring painter stuck at the front desk, while Sonoya Mizuno (Ex-Machina, Annihilation) is Jane, her high-achieving best friend. When Jane informs Lucy that a recent promotion will soon send her to London, Lucy reveals to her friend and herself that she is queer. (She doesn’t exactly use that word, and she’s also not comfortable being called a lesbian; just say she wants to make out with the pretty, seductive masseuse at the spa where she works. .) Drama ensues, but imagine Frances Ha mix with Kiss Jessica Stein– and in a sunny Los Angeles setting – and you’ll understand the vibe. –Marley Marius

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